The first woman to serve on Rockwood City Council died at her home Sunday.
Katherine Irene Allen Albertson of Harriman was appointed to fill the term of her husband, John Henry Albertson Jr., upon his death, said Arvel McNelly, a former Rockwood mayor and longtime member of Rockwood Planning Commission.
“He died of cancer,” McNelly remembered. “He was on there about two years. The council appointed her to fill out his term. She didn’t run” afterward.